Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: septicemia  ,sep-ti'see-mee-u
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: septicaemia)
  1. Invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
    - blood poisoning, septicaemia [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: septicemias

Type of: blood disease, blood disorder, sepsis

Encyclopedia: Septicemia